Editors’ Notes Yet another outstanding volume of Bob Dylan’s continuing Bootleg Series, where rare and previously unreleased recordings are restored to their finest quality. This collection features solo performances made for publishing purposes. They’re loose and affecting. Dylan comes into his own, starting with the Woody Guthrie folk roots of “Hard Times In New York Town,” “Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues” through his breakthrough songs, “Blowin’ In the Wind,” “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” and on to the gentle and forceful imagistic tunes that would turn his career into that of a genuine rock ‘n’ roll star. “Boots of Spanish Leather” has never sounded more vital. “Only a Hobo” is a beautiful traditional-sounding elegy. “Mr. Tambourine Man” is indestructible. Its lyrics lock into place and Dylan shoots for the stars and reaches them. “I’ll Keep It With Mine” would be given to the model/singer Nico. Fifteen of the tracks have never been officially released. It’s absolutely scary how good Dylan was at such a young age.

SONG
Man On the Street (Fragment)
1
1:05
 
Hard Times In New York Town
2
1:55
 
Poor Boy Blues
3
2:59
 
Ballad for a Friend
4
2:21
 
Rambling, Gambling Willie
5
3:36
 
Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
6
3:40
 
Standing On the Highway
7
2:30
 
Man On the Street
8
1:28
 
Blowin' In the Wind
9
2:36
 
Long Ago, Far Away
10
2:27
 
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
11
6:48
 
Tomorrow Is a Long Time
12
3:44
 
The Death of Emmett Till
13
4:30
 
Let Me Die In My Footsteps
14
1:35
 
Ballad of Hollis Brown
15
4:06
 
Quit Your Low Down Ways
16
2:48
 
Baby, I'm In the Mood for You
17
1:34
 
Bound to Lose, Bound to Win
18
1:17
 
All Over You
19
3:50
 
I'd Hate to Be You On That Dreadful Day
20
1:59
 
Long Time Gone
21
3:44
 
Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
22
3:15
 
Masters of War
23
4:21
 
Oxford Town
24
2:31
 
Farewell
25
3:58
 
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
1
3:36
 
Walkin' Down the Line
2
3:21
 
I Shall Be Free
3
4:28
 
Bob Dylan's Blues
4
1:56
 
Bob Dylan's Dream
5
3:49
 
Boots of Spanish Leather
6
5:47
 
Girl from the North Country
7
3:07
 
Seven Curses
8
3:11
 
Hero Blues
9
1:34
 
Whatcha Gonna Do?
10
3:34
 
Gypsy Lou
11
3:43
 
Ain't Gonna Grieve
12
1:27
 
John Brown
13
4:18
 
Only a Hobo
14
2:23
 
When the Ship Comes In
15
2:54
 
The Times They Are A-Changin'
16
3:01
 
Paths of Victory
17
4:09
 
Guess I'm Doing Fine
18
4:06
 
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
19
1:54
 
Mama, You Been On My Mind
20
2:12
 
Mr. Tambourine Man
21
5:53
 
I'll Keep It With Mine
22
3:34
 

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